Americans with Disabilities Act: 21 years later by Senator Tom Harkin
Article excerpt from The Hill’s Congress Blog (link below)
Today, we mark the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark bipartisan legislation that has played a huge role in making our country more accessible, in raising the expectations of people with disabilities and their families about what they can hope to achieve at work and in life, and inspiring the world to view disability issues through a human rights frame and not simply through a medical or charity model.
The ADA sets forth four great, ambitious goals for people with disabilities: equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.
Check out the full article on The Hill’s Congress Blog!